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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Walk Through Paris: A Radical Exploration by Eric Hazan
    A Walk Through Paris: A Radical Exploration - by Eric Hazan

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786632593 | ISBN 10: 1786632594

    A walker’s guide to Paris - taking us through its past, present and possible futures.  Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed Invention of Paris, takes the reader on a walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, roughly following the meridian that divides Pari ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor
    You Will Not Have My Hate - by Antoine Leiris, translated by Sam Taylor

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784705282 | ISBN 10: 1784705284

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER   What matters most in life? How do you build a happy life when terrible things happen? What is left behind when you lose the person you love the most?  One night last winter, Antoine Leiris was at home looking aft ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of the French Revolution - by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781689844 | ISBN 10: 1781689849

    A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes.   The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey Through a City
    The Other Paris: An Illustrated Journey Through a City's Poor and Bohemian Past - by Luc Sante

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571241293 | ISBN 10: 0571241298

    Paris, the City of Light. We think of it as the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of white façades, discreet traffic and well-mannered exchanges. But there was another Paris, hidden from view and virtually extinct today - the Paris of the wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross
    Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune - by Kristin Ross

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784780548 | ISBN 10: 1784780545

    Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century.   Kristin Ross�s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance by Robert Gildea
    Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance - by Robert Gildea

    £20.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571280346 | ISBN 10: 057128034x

    The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. 'La Rsistance franaise' was not simply a national effort to free the country from German occupation, but a wider struggle, filled with conflicts and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead
    Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France - by Caroline Moorehead

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099554646 | ISBN 10: 009955464x

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands who were pursued by ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Socialist History of the French Revolution by Jean Jaurs
    A Socialist History of the French Revolution - by Jean Jaurs

    £25.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335001 | ISBN 10: 0745335004

    "Every revolutionary party, every oppressed people, every oppressed working class can claim Jaurs, his memory, his example, and his person, for our own"(Leon Trotsky) Jean Jaurs was the celebrated French Socialist Party leader, assassinated in 1 ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Flaneur by Edmund White
    The Flaneur - by Edmund White

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408864760 | ISBN 10: 1408864762

    A flneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the streets he walks - and is in covert search of adventure, aesthetic or erotic.  Acclaimed writer Edmund White, who live ... more

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  • Cover image of book Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris by Edmund White
    Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris - by Edmund White

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408837764 | ISBN 10: 1408837765

    Edmund White was forty-three years old when he moved to Paris in 1983. He spoke no French and knew just two people in the entire city, but soon discovered the anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. White fell passionately in love with Pa ... more

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  • Cover image of book The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs by Andrew Hussey
    The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs - by Andrew Hussey

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847082596 | ISBN 10: 1847082599

    Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its Empire, for whom the mantra of 'liberty, e ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of the French Revolution - by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781685891 | ISBN 10: 1781685894

    A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes. The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Barroux (illustrator), translated by Sarah Ardizzone
    Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier - by Barroux (illustrator), translated by Sarah Ardizzone

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781907912399 | ISBN 10: 1907912398

    A remarkable find in a rubbish heap... "We need the voice of a witness to tell the adulterated truth. We have it in this remarkable book."(Michael Morpurgo) One winter's morning, Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an incred ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968 by Daniel Singer
    Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968 - by Daniel Singer

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781608462735 | ISBN 10: 1608462730

    An essential history of the May 1968 upheaval in France and how it changed the world.   Prelude to Revolution is the indispensable study of May 1968. Generations have looked to this book for inspiration. Singer, who died in 2000, was widely ... more

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  • Cover image of book Robert Doisneau by Robert Doisneau
    Robert Doisneau - by Robert Doisneau

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9783836540032 | ISBN 10: 3836540037

    Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) is best known for his magical, timeless 35mm street portraits taken in Paris and its suburbs.  Fresh, unstaged, and full of poetry and humor, his photographs portrary everyday people (in everyday places, doing everyda ... more

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  • Cover image of book History of the Paris Commune of 1871 by Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray
    History of the Paris Commune of 1871 - by Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844677764 | ISBN 10: 1844677761

    The classic history of the Paris Commune.  In 1871, the working class of Paris, incensed by their lack of political power and tired of being exploited, seized control of the capital. This book is the outstanding history of the Commune, the hero ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoirs of a Breton Peasant by Jean-Marie Dguignet, edited by Bernez Rouz, translated by Linda Asher
    Memoirs of a Breton Peasant - by Jean-Marie Dguignet, edited by Bernez Rouz, translated by Linda Asher

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781609803469 | ISBN 10: 1609803469

    A fascinating document of an extraordinary life, Memoirs of A Breton Peasant reads with the liveliness of a novel and bristles with the vigor of an opinionated autodidact from the very lowest level of peasant society. Brittany during the nineteenth c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Night Cleaner by Florence Aubenas
    The Night Cleaner - by Florence Aubenas

    £7.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780745651996 | ISBN 10: 0745651992

    The idea was simple: pack a suitcase, go to another city where you have no connections and try to find a job, anonymously. That was the idea that took Florence Aubenas - one of France's most accomplished undercover journalists - on a journey into th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach
    The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps - by Eric Hazan, translated by David Fernbach

    £23.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677054 | ISBN 10: 1844677052

    A radical guide to Paris through art, literature and revolution. The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan. Hazan rev ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France by Agnes Humbert
    Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France - by Agnes Humbert

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596745 | ISBN 10: 0747596743

    In the summer of 1940, as the German Occupation tightened its grip on Paris, Agns Humbert helped to establish one of the first resistance cells. Within a year the group was publishing a news bulletin, helping allied airmen escape and passing militar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journal by Helene Berr
    Journal - by Helene Berr

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906694197 | ISBN 10: 1906694192

    From April 1942 to March 1944, Helene Berr, a recent graduate of the Sorbonne, kept a journal that is both an intensely moving, intimate, harrowing, appalling document and a text of astonishing literary maturity.   With her colleagues, she pl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of the French Anarchist Movement 1917 - 1945 by David Berry
    The History of the French Anarchist Movement 1917 - 1945 - by David Berry

    £15.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781904859826 | ISBN 10: 1904859828

    David Berry's study is the first English-language evaluation of the development and lessons of the French anarchist movement between the wars. Using an impressive array of archival sources and personal interviews, Berry's original research explores t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Married by Force by Leila
    Married by Force - by Leila

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780749951368 | ISBN 10: 0749951362

    A devastating first-hand testimony exposing the cruel and widespread practice of forced marriage I was twenty years old and dreamed of marrying for love. Leila was born and brought up in France by Moroccan-born parents. But her romantic dreams were ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne
    A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - by Alistair Horne

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781590172186 | ISBN 10: 1590172183

    The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, lead to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking the Silence: French Women by Fadela Amara and Sylvia Zappi
    Breaking the Silence: French Women - by Fadela Amara and Sylvia Zappi

    £27.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780520246218 | ISBN 10: 0520246217

    Born in France to Algerian immigrant parents, Fadela Amara is a human rights activist who speaks with both a personal and collective voice. This book is a passionate account of her struggle to found the movement called "Ni putes ni soumises" (Neither ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Diving-bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
    The Diving-bell and the Butterfly - by Jean-Dominique Bauby

    £7.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780007139842 | ISBN 10: 0007139845

    On 8 December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a massive stroke and slipped into a coma. When he regained consciousness three weeks later, the only muscle left functioning was in his left eyelid although his mind remained as active and alert as it ... more

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  • Cover image of book Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
    Down and Out in Paris and London - by George Orwell

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780141184388 | ISBN 10: 0141184388

    George Orwell's first published work, Down and Out in Paris and London, is a vivid, sensitive account of the time he lived as one of the poor in the late twenties.  In a bug-infested hotel, surviving only between the pawnbroker and a little teac ... more

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